History Speakers

Our historian author speakers illuminate the biographies of some of the most significant figures in history, revealing larger perspectives on the past so that we may better shape the future.

Ron Chernow

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington: A Life and Alexander Hamilton

Joseph J. Ellis

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, presidential historian, and author of Founding Brothers and American Dialogue

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist

Candice Millard

New York Times bestselling historian and former National Geographic journalist

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically-acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste

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Deborah Blum

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Poisoner's Handbook and The Poison Squad

Ken Burns

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker

Casey Cep

New York Times bestselling author of Furious Hours and New Yorker staff writer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Between the World and Me and The Water Dancer

Thomas Dyja

Author of The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream

Eric Holder

Former U.S. attorney general and esteemed civil rights leader

Fredrik Logevall

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War and Vietnam War historian

Aaron Mahnke

Creator, writer, and producer of the hit podcast Lore

David Nasaw

Award-winning biographer and New York Times bestselling author of The Patriarch and Andrew Carnegie

Jeff Shaara

New York Times-bestselling author of historical and military fiction

Hampton Sides

Award-winning editor of Outside magazine and bestselling historian

T.J. Stiles

Two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer, American historian, and author of Custer's Trials

Neil Swidey

Award-winning journalist and author of Trapped Under the Sea, and specialist in risk and safety

David Treuer

Author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee and Rez Life

Lawrence Wright

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower and staff writer for The New Yorker